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Spring Is In Bloom, and So Are Our Patient Panelist’s Allergies

Posted by Matt Titus on Apr 25, 2018

Spring is in the air! The grass is greener, trees are sprouting leaves and the flowers are beginning to bloom. For some, the season marks a time of new beginnings, but to others, it’s the start of cut grass and intense pollen. In 2015, 8.2% of American adults were diagnosed with hay fever, an allergy most commonly caused by pollen or dust, resulting in symptoms such as a runny nose, itchy eyes, scratchy throat and coughing. And in 2010, 11.1 million visits to a physician’s office resulted in a primary diagnosis of hay fever

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Topics: Marketing Research Data, Consumer Insights, minipoll, Healthcare Research

Australian Cricket Ball Tampering: Consumer Reaction

Posted by Eddie Hertz on Mar 28, 2018

The recent uproar over the Australian Cricket team's ball tampering incident has incited many comments from all kinds of punters; fans and non-fans of the game alike. To tap into how Australians really feel, Lightspeed ran an overnight poll among a nationally representative sample size of 300 respondents on the 26 March 2018.Lightspeed Quick Turn Insights - guaranteed results in 24-48 hours. Click here  to learn more! 

79% of respondents were aware of the incident, and just over half of these considered themselves cricket fans. Even if you are not a fan, chances are you have heard of this incident as an Australian.

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Topics: Marketing Research Data, APAC

What’s in a Word: A look at Gender Differences in Verbatim

Posted by Alex Wheatley on Mar 7, 2018

We are living in an era of change, and one fundamental human right being addressed now is the injustice and imbalance of how certain groups are perceived in society and how it affects their advancement in life. At the heart of this change is progress in women’s rights globally and the desire to create a more equal society.

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Topics: Marketing Research Data

2018 Chinese New Year Consumer Behaviour

Posted by Jeff Tsui on Feb 12, 2018

We hear about the rate of consumer change, but what do these behaviour’s look like when it comes to a traditional holiday season? We took a look at the intentions for 1500 panellists from five of our panels where Chinese New Year will be celebrated… what did we find?

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Topics: Market Research Trends, Marketing Research Data, APAC

2018 Top Challenges & Opportunities in Research

Posted by Jon Puleston on Jan 18, 2018

The GRIT 2017 Q3-Q4 Report is now available for download at GreenBook, and below you can find one of the key sections: the Challenges & Opportunities for the industry. Jon Puleston of Lightspeed, with contributions from Ryan Soulet of the MSU MMR program and Tom Anderson of OdinText, led the charge in analyzing thousands of verbatim responses to the questions we asked about challenges, solutions, and opportunities for the industry in the year ahead. This gives us a quick read on where the “heads and hearts” of researchers are and offers a glimpse of where the industry may be going. This blog first appeared on the GreenBook blog as part of their GRIT Sneak Peek. 

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Topics: Market Research Trends, Market Research, Marketing Research Data, MRX Trends

Understanding Amazon’s Australian launch through consumer opinion

Posted by Kate Richards on Nov 2, 2017

We are unequivocally in an age of transformation. New market entrants, game changers and disruptors are making even the largest, most established and loved brands question their approach and position.

And the upcoming arrival of Amazon into the Australian market means the Retail industry are feeling this even more so.

Working with our client Retail Doctor Group (RDG Consumer Insights division), Lightspeed powered a recent study into consumer views around Amazon to uncover some key data in ‘How to win in the post Amazon world’, surveying more than 1,000 of our Australian consumer panellists.

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Topics: Marketing Research Data, Amazon

FIVE MARKETING RESEARCH PREDICTIONS FOR 2017

Posted by Martin Filz on Jan 3, 2017

2016 marked an amazing year; I had the pleasure of meeting, re-connecting and working across many different countries and cultures. My experience revealed that having local market knowledge facilitates greater business-wide alignment on key goals. From Singapore to India; Australia to Hong Kong, each location showcased a distinctive, colourful culture. However, even through all this uniqueness, I encountered a common need: a deeper understanding of consumers. One can see why local brands are so successful in many cases, while global brands are constantly challenged in gaining significant market share.

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Topics: Marketing Research, Marketing Research Data, mobile first

Go Mobile!

Posted by David Shanker on Nov 16, 2016

One thing mobile has taught us beyond a doubt: consumers are in control. The information they need to make decisions is now at their fingertips. They are more loyal to their own needs than to any particular brand. And consumers want to move onto the ‘next thing’ seconds after engaging. Never has it been more difficult for marketers to target consumers. Mobile created and enables this behavior, but only one in five surveys is 100% mobile compatible today. To truly ‘meet them in the moment’ their survey “experience has to be fast and frictionless.”

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Topics: Mobile, Data Driven Marketing, Marketing Research Data, data enrichment, data append

The US Election – Do Australians Care?

Posted by David Shannon on Nov 6, 2016

What seems to be a perpetual U.S. election campaign trail will come to an end on Tuesday, and America will have a new president. In the far reaches of the southern hemisphere hovers Australia, poised to receive news from the outside world as a reminder that we are part of it. What is our perception of the U.S. election? Does our interest in it exceed our belief that it will actually have an impact on us? In a year of controversial political changes (Brexit, anyone?), are Australians anxiously anticipating another shock result? A recent poll run by Lightspeed aims to find out.

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Topics: Marketing Research Data, minipoll, US election

DEBUNKING WEIGHTING MISCONCEPTIONS

Posted by Susan Frede on Oct 27, 2016

With the presidential election in the United States in full swing there has been a lot of talk about the validity of political polls. This includes discussion on how to appropriately weight data. In this mini-series, we unlock the truths behind these weighting myths and misconceptions.

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Topics: Marketing Research, Marketing Research Data, weighting data

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